The Washington Post allowed activist and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to keep his job and even promoted him after telling his editor he was an illegal immigrant, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned Monday.
Vargas confessed his immigration status to Peter Perl, WaPo’s former assistant managing editor, “about four months” into his job in 2004, according to a 2011 op-ed Vargas published in The New York Times. The newspaper subsequently kept him on for nearly five years, 2004-2009, and promoted him from intern to staff writer, according to his LinkedIn page.
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“Perl kept it a secret,” wrote Patrick Pexton, ombudsman for The Washington Post, in a response to Vargas’s public confession in 2011.
Vargas told Perl his illegal immigrant status in 2004, but Perl only disclosed it to
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